Event Introduction 

Kareri Lake Trek is situated at a height of around 3,100 meters in the Kangra area of Himachal Pradesh. It is a suitable weekend escape if you want to switch off from your daily routine and get close to nature.

Kareri Lake is encompassed by mountains and elevated trees. It is framed by the progression of the water bodies from the Minkiani top. The trek to Kareri Lake Trek is one of the most beautiful high treks in Himachal Pradesh that passes between few spouting streams and green meadows. You will go over aesthetic shepherd towns that have their very own appeal. Different attractions are the Lord Shiva temple which is worth a visit. The trail to Kareri Lake Trek will intrigue you in case you're keen on bird watching as there are different types of winged creatures to pay special mind to. Make sure you have your cameras ready. The forests here are a blend of pines and bushes which go about as an ideal covering up for some birds.

The other half of the trail is a rocky grassland. On this trail, you will be facing some straight roads to river crossings over wooden bridges, and steep ascents. After arriving at the lake, invest some energy clicking pictures there, before going through another astonishing night in tents at the lake.

Short Itinerary 

Day 1

Arrive at McLeod Ganj  - Reach Kareri Village - Overnight in camps at Kareri Village.

Day 2

Arrive at Rioti & from there to Kareri Lake - Overnight in camps 

Day 3

Trek Down from Kareri Lake to Kareri Village – Departure.

Long Itinerary 


Day 01: Kareri Village Camp to Rioti Camp

Report at our Base camp in Kareri Village, gear up for an exciting and a tough climb. Today you will walk for anywhere between 4- 5 hours, but the journey will be highly rewarding. The path goes along a narrow mountainous river, named Fund, which will have to be crossed again and again. Some crossings consist of makeshift bridges while others will have to be negotiated by walking on riverine boulders. Your campsite for the night will be beautiful and velvety alpine grassland, which has an elevation of approximately 8038 feet above sea level.

Day 02: Rioti to Kareri Lake (10170 feet)

What follows is the most important part of Kareri Lake trekking tour as it will take you to your final destination of the hike. The ensuing 4 hours of treading along the mountains will take you to the base of Minkiani Pass, where the lake is situated. This is also the most scenic part of the entire trip, and once you start walking, you will know why. You will first walk on a narrow, rocky and muddy track, lined with thickly forested mountains on one side, and a river gorge on the other. As the region is not too high, you will see coniferous as well as deciduous trees along the way. High above the ground, the mountains may be obscured by clouds. As you continue your Kareri Lake trek, you will keep gaining altitude, and the vegetation will start becoming less dense. After a while, you will be walking on quite a rough trail. You will now tread along another rocky river, and the altitude of the region will result in the disappearance of deciduous trees. Only towering spruces along with lush grass will be seen. Here the clouds may be right at the surface, and you might get the opportunity to pass through them. The campsite for this night will be another enchanting meadow, and from here you will be able to see Minkiani Pass, Baleni Pass and a valley below.

Day 3: Kareri Lake - Kareri Village- Departure

Day 3 will be a long day but not tough on trekkers as we will be descending mostly. After early morning, wake up have  and have your breakfast, then start your return trek from kareri lake to Kareri village . Our Trek ends here with sweet memories. You are free to explore the area on your own and spend some quality time resting at a hotel or exploring the place.


Trek Highlights

Standing tall at a height of 3,100m above the sea level, Kareri Lake trek is one of the most staggering lake treks in Himachal Pradesh. With the dissolving snow of the Dhauladhar Range as the wellspring of water, this curious lake and the territory that prompts it allures trekkers from various corners of the world. While the Dhauladhar Range adds to the mesmeric intrigue of this lake, the way that it stays solidified during early December to March/April fills in as the principle fascination of this trek.

  • Trekking on high heights is an encounter to recollect as you experience unique climatic changes. 

  • Witness the beauty of the whole region from the top.

  • Witness the beauty of Kareri Lake and lose yourself in its tranquillity. 

  • Appreciate the sights of grand Dhauladhar Range.

  • Meet and greet nearby local individuals.

Reasons why you should join the Kareri Lake Trek

Less Explored:

Trekkers look for new goals and nothing ends up being more blissful than arriving at heaven loaded up with stunning views after a long challenging adventure. 

While a large portion of the vacationers in Dharamshala or Mcleod-Ganj incline toward Triund Trek as it is a popularized spot, Kareri Lake is a shrouded trek which not many individuals know. It is less packed and least explored yet its stunning skylines and reviving vista make it an ideal trekking destination.

Pleasant Trek: 

The trail rises from Kareri town, a curious lovely town has a very pleasant and ideal mix of nature. You can get an ideal perspective on the Dhauladhar Range. So photographers ought to be prepared for clicking the best views that they will experience on the trek. The trail is steep at certain focuses loaded up with numerous decent varieties. One needs to go through thick backwoods, cross the waterway and climb the Rocky Mountains which make this trek maddening sometimes.

Easy to reach Dharamshala from major cities:

Kareri Lake trek begins from Kareri Village, which is 27 Km from Dharamshala. Dharamshala has decent accessibility to real major cities like Chandigarh and Delhi. Various Direct Volvo transports and roadways transports are accessible from Delhi and Chandigarh to Dharamshala.

2 Nights 3 Days Available on request
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, sleeping bags and sleeping mats

  • Meals: Starts from Day 1 Packed lunch till Breakfast on Day 3. Vegetarian Meals

  • Guide, cook and camp helpers

  • Forest permits and entry charges

  • Toilet Tents

What is NOT included in the tour


  • GST (5%) is applicable

  • Any other Food and Beverage charge 

  • Any other costing involved due to any kind of natural calamity

  • Anything other than the inclusions.

  • Transportation to and from Kareri Village

  • Any tips, laundry ,phone calls, medicines, personal expenses on any other meal or drinks

  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage on request 

  • Anything not mentioned under inclusions

  • Medical Insurance

Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • Trekking shoes with a decent grasp; sports shoes won't be sufficient.
  • A 40 to 60-litre rucksack with strong build and straps with a rain-cover.
  • Two warm layers of clothing Wool, fleece and a cushioned jacket.
  • Two-track pants. Wear one and carry one.
  • Two collared t-shirts, ideally full-sleeve to shield from sunburn.
  • Shades, sun cap & woolen gloves.
  • Socks, LED headlamp/torch, and a trekking pole.
  • A 20-liter day pack, toiletries, for example, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sunscreen, soap, lip ointment, toilet paper, and a light towel.
  • Coffee mug, lunch box & cutlery.
  • Two 1-liter water bottles.
  • Plastic bags.
  • Compulsory documents such as valid ID proofs and their photocopies.
  • Medical kit 


Trekking, Camping, Astrophotography, Stargazing
Himachal Pradesh
2 to 4 Days